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Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 Details Surface

We’ve been hearing about the Android 4.4.3 Update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 update for several weeks, but, until now there were no details on when it will be released or what goodies it will bring.

Even though Google refused to comment on the matter, Sprint revealed on their support page that they will be rolling out the Android 4.4.3 update for their Nexus 5 variant. Soon after the announcement the US carrier pulled out the details from their website, but posted on their Community page that they are facing issues with the new software and that the update has been put on hold. For what it’s worth, the Android 4.4.3 changelog for Sprint Nexus 5 listed Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41 support and “misc Android updates.”

In the meantime, Google updated their Edu Device Setup app and mentioned about “support for Android 4.4.3” under the What’s New section, which is a clear sign that the new firmware is on the way. When it will be rolled out exactly? No one knows for sure.

Early reports suggested that the Android 4.4.3 update will only be rolled out for the Nexus 5, as it is meant to fix some of the smartphone’s camera bug, but it seems that the rest of supported Nexus devices and Google Play Edition smartphones and tablets will also take advantage of the new update.

While the Android 4.4.3 update haven’t been spotted yet on the likes of Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 7 2013, or Nexus 10, a Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition running the new firmware has passed through Bluetooth SIG.

As I was mentioning above, Google haven’t confirmed the Android 4.4.3 roll out, so there’s no official changelog available at the moment. Fortunately, an unofficial changelog for the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 has been compiled based on leaks and reports and it includes fixes for data connections, better camera focus, fixes for random reboot issues, missed call LED problems, and many more.

Anyway, you shouldn’t expect the Android 4.4.3 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 to arrive with any significant interface tweaks or new features, as it’s most likely an update meant to make your KitKat-powered device more stable.

  • Butch_Zee

    Ugh. Click-baited again.

    • tom


  • Savbers

    “Mist call LED” lmfao

  • Tushar Wadhwa

    I was thinking 4.4.3 is creating most problems with nexus 4 -.-

  • Penny

    I would settle for a fix for the nasty battery drain my 5 has!!!! ????

    • MC Wong

      Me too. That would be good enough for the 4.

      • Penny

        Thank goodness for cm11. It helps. Still not as good as my g2. Glad I kept that thing for a backup!!

  • NoBigGovDuh

    They need to fix the issue with speaker selection. Every now and then YouTube tries to play via the ear speaker.

  • Chazz Matthews

    If I was the writer I would have at least mentioned the Sprint false update announcement fiasco was a couple of weeks ago, to give some perspective.

    The way he wrote it, seems he copied and pasted stuff from other articles. Makes it seem like it all happened the last couple of days! 🙂

  • JayQ330

    Sprint users got ef’d the most, when you order the nexus 5 from their site it says spark ready. Just like the lg-g2,HTC max, & other spark phones. What they don’t tell you is that the phone does not come with spark access, theirs supposedly ways to enable the 2 extra LTE band but it still doesn’t use the channels… It’s BS & T-Mobile I might come see you this week the unlimited data with the 5 gigs of hotspot is good for 80 bucks a month IMO especially that the speeds are always 35 to 55 MBS down and 15 to 20 MBS upload. How does T-Mobile have complete LTE coverage in NYC & sprint having been upgrading their towers, backhaul & everything completely & they still don’t have decent lte speeds in a certain location? Idk anyway.

  • Had Enough With the BS

    Obvious regurgitated old news is painfully obvious.

    Can – You – Not ?

    • ronald

      That’s exactly what I’ve been saying to 6 other retread releasing sites…what a fail & a’half!